Ok, that might have sounded a bit nerdy and given away my English major background. Nevertheless, it seems like such a fitting way to describe two of our newest ball gown wedding dresses from Allure Bridals. At first glance they seem the same, but just wait…
This first ball gown wedding dress by Allure is made of taffeta, which is a bit lighter than satin. The reason this is important is because bridal gowns with large pickups (the bunching on the skirt) have extra fabric, which can feel heavy. This gown is surprisingly light.
A lof of brides come into Strut and say they don't want a ball gown because they don't want to look bigger. This dress works as a plus size wedding dress because it has a dropped waist. That means we're not adding bulk to the hips, just the thighs and down (so you don't look bigger).
I love the bit of beading at the top of the bodice. And, if you think you don't have a defined waist, just try this ball gown wedding dress on–the hourglass shape is actually cut into the dress, so it creates curves for you.
The low back (yes, you'll probably need a specialty bra) helps prevent back fat from rolling over the top of the bridal gown. We love this view with the embroidery detail on all of the pickups on the back. This dress is more heavily embellished than the next gown. Some brides think the embroidery looks a bit vintage.
This next gown is similar, but it's made of satin, which is heavier and has a different sheen to it.
Overall this wedding dress has less embellishment but it's a bit blingier, for you brides that like a bit more sparkle. It has the same kind of ruched drop waist to show off your waist. Here's a close up of the bodice:
Yep–the crystals go around the back of the bodice. And this gown, unlike the first, which has a zipper, features a corset back. That's a great feature on a plus size wedding gown because it helps get you a customized fit. Note that again this bridal gown has pickups on the train, but it does not have embroidery like the first.
Here's a close up of the detail on the hip:
- Satin vs. taffeta
- Zipper vs. corset back
- Embroidery vs. bling
- Small details (rosettes, embroidery) vs. bigger details (flower, beading)
Both are stunning wedding gowns and feature the asymmetrical pickups, which are hot right now. If you'd like to try them on, please give us a call!